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Nintendo Download: Adventures and New Beginnings

Still with the New Years stuff? Yeah, why not, and who’s going to turn down a sale anyway? That’s in addition to a rising selection of smaller releases.

Happy new year

Yeah, it’s the middle of January already, but that doesn’t mean that Nintendo’s New Years sale is over just yet. There are still a few days left in that promotion, with deals running until the 15th. So if you haven’t dug in yet and checked out what’s on offer, you might want to get to that this weekend at some point.

If you’re looking for something specifically new though, your options are a little more limited. Okay, a lot more limited actually. There aren’t any big titles launching this week for Switch, though there is a sizable list of smaller releases hitting.

Those include an interesting title called Dusk 82 as well. If you don’t know what that is, and I didn’t, it’s a demake of the already retro FPS Dusk. How do you de-make it even more? You make it an overhead dungeons crawl. If you’re into titles from that mid-80s era, you might wanna check it out.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Digital Spotlight:
    • These Games Have “Hat” It! – It’s National Hat Day this week, so why not make like Mario and tip your lid with these behatted Nintendo friends! Mario and Luigi likely come to mind first when considering favorite capped characters, and you can join them on several adventures on the Nintendo Switch system, including Super Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario Kart 8 DeluxeMario Party Superstars and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Of course, Hyrule wouldn’t be the same without its green-hatted hero Link – even if he starts off in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild … hatless! Don’t worry, though, it won’t be long before you have an opportunity to gather up some gear to accompany his pointed ears. Then, cap things off with Kirby as he dons a variety of Copy Abilities – complete with fashionable headwear! – in Kirby and the Forgotten LandSuper Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario Kart 8 DeluxeMario Party SuperstarsSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s FuryThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Kirby and the Forgotten Land are all available now in Nintendo eShop.


  • Double Gold Point Promotion for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass Members – Until Jan. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT, active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can get double My Nintendo Gold Points* on the purchase of eligible digital games and DLC** in Nintendo eShop and My Nintendo Store. That means members can earn 10% in Gold Points, which can then be used toward their next eligible purchase. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Ring in 2023 With the Nintendo New Year Sale – Happy New Year! If you’re looking to pick up some games after the holidays, you’re in luck: The Nintendo New Year Sale has arrived! Until Jan. 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT, save on select digital games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningPaper Mario: The Origami King and Persona 5 Royal, among many others, so don’t delay! Shop on Nintendo.com or your Nintendo Switch system to purchase and download games so you can start playing them right away. Plus, you can earn My Nintendo Gold Points***, awarded based on 5% of the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used). Then, you can redeem your My Nintendo Gold Points towards the purchase of other eligible digital games, DLC, Nintendo Switch Online memberships and more. For more information, please visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Offer valid 11/1/22 – 1/31/23. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership required by Jan. 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT to be eligible for promotional My Nintendo Gold Points. Promotional My Nintendo Gold Points will be distributed in February 2023.

** Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.

*** Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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